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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman Join Cast of Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall'

Shooting on Stonewall, Roland Emmerich's feature film about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall riots in NYC, has begun in Montreal, and the producers have added Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman to its cast, Deadline reports:

MeyersJonny Beauchamp and Caleb Landry Jones co-star, and newbies Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi also have come aboard. The film is being produced by Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Emmerich, with Kirstin Winkler and Adam Press executive producing.

Jeremy Irvine is playing the lead, a homeless man who goes to NYC after being disowned by his family and befriends a group of LGBT youth.

Deadline adds:

There he meets the suave Danny (Meyers) but catches the eye of the Stonewall’s repulsive manager (Perlman), who colludes with corrupt police, exploits homeless youth for financial gain and is even suspected to have had a hand in some of their “disappearances.” King will play Winters’ sister.

Why Montreal?

The Montreal Gazette reported, in late May:

Emmerich filmed big-budget movies like 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow and last year’s White House Down in Montreal. The German director is back in Montreal because he loves filming movies here.

“I like the facilities in Montreal, but mostly I like the city’s great film crews,” Emmerich told POP TART this week. “As a filmmaker, the most important thing you learn is the [quality of the] crew you have. A lot of big movies have been shot here, so they have a lot of experience.”

Stonewall is budgeted around $14 million.

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  1. Great, more privileged affluent white male cishets taking on roles that should go to homeless lesbian trans womyn of color! When will this madness end.

    Posted by: Carmelo | Jun 3, 2014 6:25:15 PM


  2. What's with all these straight dudes getting cast? at least The Normal Heart added a couple openly gay men. Pfttt….

    Posted by: Ryan | Jun 3, 2014 6:27:06 PM


  3. Oh can it Carmelo -- you weren't there

    Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has played gay before. He was the Bowie-like pop star who gets it on with Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale in "Velvet Goldmine"

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 3, 2014 6:53:37 PM


  4. "Playing gay" is not the same as being gay or trans. As much as I take issue with some of the things trans activists have said and done, Carmelo is 100% right.

    Why haven't they announced any gay and trans actors as castmembers? Will they have any significant presence in this film?

    Posted by: truth | Jun 3, 2014 7:21:44 PM


  5. What, the concept of actors is lost on you idiots?

    Posted by: Zlick | Jun 3, 2014 7:53:58 PM


  6. Casting choices aside, directed by Roland Emmerich = this is going to suck, and not in a good way. Seriously, someone please put a stop to this.

    Posted by: Marty | Jun 3, 2014 8:20:33 PM


  7. Marty, I agree. The whitewashing of the Stonewall legacy will continue with this flick. It's particularly sad when the story of a minority's struggles becomes sanitized.

    Posted by: jar | Jun 3, 2014 8:41:51 PM


  8. I'm really having a hard time with this film being shot in Montreal. (No offense to Canada) That movie really should be shot in NYC.

    Posted by: fsinsd | Jun 3, 2014 8:48:33 PM


  9. After his racist drunken rant can watch him anymore. Great actor but an As$...

    Posted by: Rion | Jun 3, 2014 9:24:54 PM


  10. "There he meets the suave Danny (Meyers) but catches the eye of the Stonewall’s repulsive manager (Perlman), who colludes with corrupt police, exploits homeless youth for financial gain and is even suspected to have had a hand in some of their “disappearances.” King will play Winters’ sister."
    Who is 'King'???
    Who is 'Winters'???

    Posted by: McCoysMarketNYC | Jun 3, 2014 10:52:41 PM


  11. FSINSD…
    The Rangers just beat our asses… Shooting in Montreal makes us feel a little better…
    ;)

    Posted by: Michel | Jun 3, 2014 11:15:02 PM


  12. I guess the first Stonewall film was too gay. I mean the lead character was "flamboyant drag queen" and one of major subplots was about a black trans woman with a mobster lover.

    Posted by: Qj201 | Jun 4, 2014 6:30:36 AM


  13. THis is TERRIBLE. The film shows an American historical event and should be shot in NYC, certainly not a foreign country.
    The actual event had mostly Latino and Black activists. Where are the minorities in this film ?? Certainly not playing lead roles.
    No OUT gay actors in the film. Horrible !!!
    This film is headed straight to DVD.

    Posted by: Nelson | Jun 4, 2014 6:44:35 AM


  14. " "Playing gay" is not the same as being gay or trans. "

    That's right "Truth" and e all know how supportive Towleroad comments is of openly LGBT actors. Lynch mob are gentler.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 4, 2014 9:05:41 AM


  15. All movies should be filmed where they actually happened, using only actors identical to the roles they play. Anything else is a homophobic, misogynist, cis-supremacist travesty!!!

    Posted by: Victoria | Jun 4, 2014 10:17:48 AM


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